For as long as I’ve lived outside of my parents’ house (which has been quite a while) I have hung a kitchen towel over the stove handle. And for just as long, that towel has fallen on the floor if someone brushes up against it.
Now that I have a dog that sheds a lot, I care way more than I used to. I had to find a way to keep that towel in place.
Enter, the hanging kitchen towel. It’s a real thing and it’s fantastic. However, most people sew theirs together. If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know that I’m not wild about sewing. Obviously, this is going to be a no-sew project, except the button. I have no idea how to attach a button effectively without sewing it.
I know what you’re thinking, yeah right. You can’t make a project like this without sewing. Well, my friend, I have a life-changing product called Stitch Witchery. If you’re unfamiliar, this very thin piece of fabric tape that bonds fabric together when activated by heat. It’s glorious for people like me.
By the way, I found my towel and pot holder at Dollar Tree but there are some really cute sets on Amazon if you don’t want to go that route.
Want to make your own hanging dish towel? Let’s get started.
Hanging kitchen towel supplies
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Step 1: sew a button to your pot holder
This is the only sewing part, I promise.
Thread your needle and sew your button to your potholder. Pick a spot toward the top in the middle. The goal here is to be able to connect the pot holder’s loop around the button to hold it on the stove.
Step 2: adhere the kitchen towel and potholder
Place a piece of Stitch Witchery on the center of the towel.
Lay the potholder on top so the center meets the center of the kitchen towel.
Following the instructions, position the hot iron over the dish pot holder and hold it there for 10 seconds without moving it.
Repeat on the opposite side. You might have to go back and forth a few times before it sticks.
When you’re finished, it should stick like this.
Don’t worry, Stitch Witchery is great for fabric and clothing so it can go through the washer with no problem. A match made in heaven, right?
Leave your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear what you think.